01/30/15 2:32pm
Alexandria Visitors Guide 2015 Cover

94% of visitors are likely to recommend Alexandria to family and friends

The latest research coming out of Alexandria, Virginia’s tourism office reveals that 94% of visitors who come to Alexandria would recommend it to family and friends.

An independent study of 4,800 random households within a 400-mile radius (excluding Alexandria itself) also uncovered the motivating factors, favorite activities, and spending habits of visitors. The findings were released recently as part two of a study that demonstrated the return-on-investment and effectiveness of Alexandria’s tourism advertising.

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01/30/15 1:53pm
Open house at 206 North Alfred Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, January 31-February 1 2015. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our real estate listings.

Got a home to sell or rent? Add it to our listings at this link and get a beautiful, well-organized listing that works across PC, tablet and mobile in minutes.

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01/30/15 1:04pm

Capital Bikeshare will be upgrading its operational system beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3 and the system will be unavailable for 16 to 24 hours. The upgrades to the system’s software are expected to improve the user experience for members and allow Bikeshare to test new equipment for future expansion.

01/30/15 12:27pm
The Majestic Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia

As our readers know, The Majestic Cafe, located at 911 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia was shuttered recently after the Eat Food Group and Chef Shannon Overmiller split from the popular restaurant. The restaurant has a LONG history in the City of Alexandria.

I’m told from sources in the know that The Majestic has now re-opened under new management. I went to the joint last night to confirm this news.

The Majestic is now headed by Alexandria Restaurant Partners LLC (ARP), the same group now running Virtue Feed & Grain located in the Alexandria waterfront area. I’m told from sources that ARP, who co-owned The Majestic with the Armstrong’s, wanted a fresh start for the joint and moved to cut ties with them.

The Majestic has a new chef, Jorge Pimentel, who’s well known in D.C. food circles and I’m told the aim with the menu is to focus on comfort food and to make The Majestic THE neighborhood spot in Alexandria.

You can check out the new menu (new website too) at this link.

01/30/15 10:57am

For Rule 5 Friday, we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed. Please show our fellow bloggers some link love! You can find our favorite blogs at this link.

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01/30/15 9:58am

UPDATE (10:38 AM): Wren has been found!


This black/gray cairn terrier with no tag is named Wren. The dog was last seen near Oxford Avenue and Commonwealth Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. If you see the dog, please call or text 703-829-0257.